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Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Helps Organizations Boost Their Digital Transformation Through Agile Visual Analytics
Major Release Delivers Unmatched Levels of Visual Simplicity, Business Agility and Scalable Performance
Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (BI 12c), designed to deliver an entirely new experience for blending and visually analyzing any data in an enterprise-scale analytics platform. The foundation of Oracle's analytics offerings, Oracle BI 12c allows people across the organization to leverage a single integrated platform for self-service, visual data discovery and quickly find answers to pressing business questions while in the office or on the go.
Oracle Introduces Oracle Knowledge Advanced Cloud to Meet Customer Demands for Modern, Multi-Channel Customer Service and Support
Oracle's new cloud solution enables global organizations to significantly improve customer experiences and reduce support costs
Oracle launched Oracle Knowledge Advanced, a new cloud solution within the Oracle Service Cloud that helps organizations deliver a better customer experience, while reducing overall customer support costs. Fully integrated into Oracle Service Cloud, the new cloud-based knowledge management solution enables organizations worldwide to effectively create and refine their knowledge assets to deliver a seamless cross-channel customer experience in 33 languages for both end customers and contact center agents.
ITPalooza 2015 - Conference Thursday Dec 3rd
Thursday December 3rd, 2015: A Day of Learning, An Evening of Networking and Celebration
ITPalooza and the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) announced the 4th annual ITPalooza 2015 which will be hosted at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)'s College of Engineering and Computing on Thursday December, 3rd.

SFTA, a non-profit organization which promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community for 20+ years, will be leading ITPalooza core organizing team.

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida's nonprofit Technology User Groups (tech groups). Anticipating more than 2,500 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 tech groups from across South Florida. The 4th Annual ITPalooza is primed to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida Tech community.

Details @ ITPalooza Website

$10k+ Of Prizes at the ITPalooza Mobile App & IoT Hackathon powered by AT&T
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM
ITPalooza and the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) in conjunction with AT&T announce are hosting a Hackathon as part of the annual ITPalooza conference. Please review the details and share with your IT colleagues.

This very special IoT & Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by, the AT&T Developer Program and ITPalooza, that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build IoT solutions and/or mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest prototyping hardware, tools and development frameworks.

We will have a session ITPalooza on Thursday Dec. 3rd, to be announced, where you can learn more, meet other participants and form teams.

Details and registration

Monthly FLUX Meeting - Lightning Talks
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NSU - Ft. Lauderdale

This month we will have several 10-15 minute lightning talks from members - that means you!If you have a talk, please bring it with you!

Please register at meetup,com.

John Mclaughlin

Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager:
Setting Up Geo Disaster Recovery Orchestration
Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager (Cluster Manager) provides a way to set up and administer disaster recovery (DR) orchestration starting in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3. Prior to this version, DR orchestration could be administered only by using the command line interface (CLI). The Cluster Manager browser interface makes it easier by providing a user-friendly way of doing it, with either clicks or by typing in the user-defined fields, eliminating the need to memorize the commands and the sub-commands. Providing inline and online help, Cluster Manager also eliminates potential errors by doing appropriate checks...
Learn About Using DTrace with Oracle Linux
By Antoinette O'Sullivan
actions at probe points are defined by commands and scripts written in the D language.

To learn about using DTrace with Oracle Linux, view this video...

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 7
By Michele Casey
Michele Casey writes, "We are pleased to announce the availability of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 7 (UEKR3U7) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the seventh quarterly update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-118) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • For Oracle Linux 7 installations, support has been included for network teaming, which includes active-backup, broadcast, load-balancing and round-robin modes
  • Continued enhancements for Linux containers including the introduction of the new LXC flag --privileged=rt which allows the administrator the ability to run real-time processes
  • Support for Intel Broadwell processors
  • Xen improvements, including updates to netfront and netback drivers
  • Device driver updates

Read on for details.

Webcast replays: SuperCluster M7 & T7/M7
By Cinzia Mascanzoni
Cinzia writes, "Catch replays of two OPN webcasts that provided an overview of SuperCluster M7 and T7/M7. In these sessions, we discussed product overviews with emphasis on sales positioning & opportunities, as well as OPN resources to help with your selling efforts..."
Virtual HBA in Oracle VM Server for SPARC
By Jeff Savit
Jeff writes, "Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 was released on October 26 during Oracle OpenWorld. This release added an important new feature, virtual HBA (vHBA), which adds flexibility and relieves prior limitations of virtual I/O without sacrificing performance. Oracle VM Server for SPARC supports both virtual I/O and physical I/O..."
SPARC M7 Software In Silicon
Webinar Replay Available
"Beyond the hoopla and hype behind the release of Oracle servers based on the SPARC M7 chip, the Software in Silicon features are just flat out cool.

There was a free webinar recorded yesterday which helps explain the real value of Software in Silicon to our current and potential customers. It's worth a look.

Industry-leading price/performance, availability and security. And some nifty technology to boot!

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 212 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 211 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • SPARC T7 and M7 with Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3
  • What I learned from Oracle OpenWorld 2015
  • Configuring a Data Service for Oracle VM Server for SPARC
  • Oracle VM 3.2.10
  • Oracle OpenWorld wrap-up: Announcements, proclamations, and promises
  • Why Midsize Companies Should Care About PaaS
  • Webinar: Why Software In Silicon?
  • 30% Discount: 'Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers'
  • NetBeans Profiler 8.1
  • Oracle Continues To Expand Supply Chain Cloud Capabilities

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    SPARC T7-1 World Record for 1 Chip Result
    Oracle's SPARC T7-1 server, using Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK, produced world record one-chip SPECjbb2015 benchmark (MultiJVM metric) results beating all previous one- and two-chip results in the process. This benchmark was designed by the industry to showcase Java performance in the Enterprise. Performance is expressed in terms of two metrics, max-jOPS which is the maximum throughput number, and critical-jOPS which is critical throughput under service level agreements (SLAs)...
    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.10
    By The Oracle VirtualBox Team
    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes.

    See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

    Java Technology
    When is the next Java update?
    "Java update available -- a new version of Java is ready to be installed..."
    This occurs four times a year: January, April, July, and October.

    Oracle Java SE is updated on the Oracle Critical Patch Update schedule. The date for these updates is published a year in advance. This schedule helps system administrators manage software across a fleet of systems. Combined with another feature, the security baseline, client systems can detect newer security updates and adjust their behavior by offering an update and decreasing the client's attack surface.

    System Administrators can use Deployment Rule Sets to control compatibility if they need a version below the security baseline.

    NetBeans IDE 8.1 Plugins:
    HTML5 Palette and HTML WYSIWYG Editor
    Here are two more plugins Geertjan has made available for NetBeans IDE 8.1, specifically for working with HTML:

    Sources of the above, Mavenized and waiting to be forked:

    Both are in the process of being verified, once the community has completed that process, they will be available under Tools | Plugins. Until that moment, just go to the pages above, click Download, then go to Tools | Plugins and install the downloaded NBMs via the Download tab.

    The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans
    by Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan writes, "NetBeans IDE is comprehensive and powerful, though not always as pretty as you'd like it to be, which, in turn, can have an impact on the efficiency and enjoyment of your coding experience. Since there will never be one single appearance that will please absolutely everyone, it helps to know what you can do to make NetBeans pleasing to your own specific eye.

    The idea that there's ever going to be an out-of-the-box appearance, for any tool, that will please absolutely everyone in the world who uses it is a fallacy..."

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